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It's a really good product to have but Apple left out some really important features, like a camera etc. The sleep button gets damage and stops functioning really easily. The audio quality in the iPod isn't great when you increase the volume. When you increase the volume for your music it starts to make static. Game Center is a really good feature on it but it just seems like a simplified iPhone. If you are patient enough I would just get the newer iPod model that Apple would release since it would include some new features and the processor would be better.
I got the ipod touch 32gb after id filled my 8gb ipod touch. This has enough space to have a few movies, loads of tracks and loads of games plus some photo's. I have just under 400 tracks, 5 movies, a few family guy episodes and 43 games and still have space for more stuff. Its nice and light, the touch screen responds well, its easy to use once itunes is set up and the battery doesnt die when watching a film. You can get about 3 hours from the battery playing games, or a few days if your just playing music. Iv had this for about 5 months now and really dont see the point in upgrading to the 4th gen when this already exceeds expectations. The only thing that could make this better would be a data connection and call features, i believe thats called an iphone which you can pick up for a similar price to the ipod 4th gen if you get the iphone 3gs 2nd hand.
If you like reading you can download an app that will allow you to read books, then you can get the books and read them so its like a small kindle. Their really is something for everyone for the ipod touch and i think even my nan would like it. Dont hesitate, grab one of these today. ust under 400 tracks, 5 movies, a few family guy episodes and 43 games and still have space for more stuff. Its nice and light, the touch screen responds well, its easy to use once itunes is set up and the battery doesnt die when watching a film. You can get about 3 hours from the battery playing games, or a few days if your just playing music. Iv had this for about 5 months now and really dont see the point in upgrading to the 4th gen when this already exceeds expectations. The only thing that could make this better would be a data connection and call features, i believe thats called an iphone which you can pick up for a similar price to the ipod 4th gen if you get the iphone 3gs 2nd hand.
If you like reading you can download an app that will allow you to read books, then you can get the books and read them so its like a small kindle. Their really is something for everyone for the ipod touch and i think even my nan would like it. Dont hesitate, grab one of these today.
An absolutely brilliant piece of equipment which no other company can compete with!
I bought this in October 2009 and after avoiding Apple for a number of years (purely to be awkward as everyone else seemed to own one!) I decided to take the plunge with an iPod. This was the newest generation on the market at the time and I plumped with the 32GB version as I have so many albums that I couldn't bare to leave off a smaller capacity model.
Upon opening the package I was amazed by how the small the box was and slightly disappointed that there was no mains charger. However, this was soon forgotten about as the USB charges the iPod much quicker than any other device I've encountered.
The other minor problem was the headphones. Not so much the quality of sound but the fact that the connection into the iPod is really quite feeble! It's a straight line connection with no strength and as a consequence broke on the first day. They are no doubt adequate for sitting down with the iPod but when you put them in trouser pockets while walking around you need to replace them with earphones that have an 'elbow' connection.
Despite these small complaints the device is absolutely incredible!
In terms of look and fell I believe it is better than the next generation. This 3rd generation version is slightly rounded and fits more comfortably in your hand. The touch screen is exceptional compared to any other touch screen I've experienced. The ease of movement and dexterity is allows is fantastic and there is never any missed movements of your finger as it picks up on everything.
The only buttons are an on/off switch and volume controls and everything else is done by touch screen. This makes everything to be very intuitive and simple: if you want to select something, tap on it!
The only internet connection is via wi-fi so you can't access many of the pre-loaded items whilst out and about. For example, there is an icon for maps that will work if connected to wireless but not via 3G. However, I find the wireless to be good and quick. The main problem with the internet is that Apple does not support flash. This means that many websites with an interactive element (i.e. when you're shopping for shoes and they show you 360 degree versions that you can spin around) will not work.
The apps are brilliant. Many an hour can be killed with the sheer variety of them. So many are free and others are usually no more than 99p. These can be downloaded through iTunes on a computer or direct to the device when connected to the internet.
There is easy access to all manner of podcasts and educational programmes that are generally free so that any commute can be used for self improvement as well as entertainment!
ITunes is generally OK although I do have one complaint about it. I am someone who buys a lot of albums and listens to them as albums rather than picking tracks. When importing Cds into iTunes it sometimes split's the album up into more than one album i.e. A rap album where many tracks 'feature' someone else will be split up by each combination of artists. This can be prevented by altering the details to begin with or amending them once they've been imported. I did this and it took me a couple of hours to get it right. However, after downloading a software update it had split them up again and this is really, really annoying!
Despite this, the iPod is an incredible piece of kit that beats any other MP3 player into submission.
*This review is my own work although I may post it elsewhere on the internet.
The Ipod touch, main distinctive feature is its touchscreen screen. Unlike other MP3 players, there are no buttons, and instead everything is controlled by you fingertips. This allows you to easily navigate through songs. When on it's side the Ipod brings up pictures of album covers, allowing you to navigate to different albums. The Ipod has lot of icons on the menu. Simply by clicking the icon brings up either an App or your music library. The ipod has high quality sound and has decent memory. One main problem with the ipod is the short battery life. Playing games can reduce the battery life in almost normal time at all.
Gaming and Apps
The Ipod has lots of games that take advantage of the touch screen feature. The games are good fun and have good graphics. They can be downloaded from the app store, which can be accessed by the inbuilt wifi internet. The ipod is compatible with apps which can be easily downloaded off the app store. The Ipod also supports films.
The best thing about IPods are the ability to listen to music and when your outside in a brisk summers day sometimes just relaxing and listening to music is the best possible feeling in the world and that is what the IPod brings to you.
In terms of the appearance the first thing to grab my attention was the 0.33 inch of depth that this little music player has, this is not the newest model around but still that is quite impressive.
This is designed by Apple who seems to have their hands in every single gadget this year they have designed a great product which shines with a really nice piano black with a grey background. You have the apple logo appearing just about everywhere and control to sort out the volume and a destination to put your charger and headphones should you use them.
The screen is 3.5 inches which is superb and the best part is that the screens is touch screen and yes most other MP3 players are the same but still that's a big screen with a lot to look at so a touch screen is great.
You have one control button which sort of directs you around the phone and this is the huge centre button.
You press this to go back pages and return to the main menu so either way you're in luxury with how quick you can navigate around.
If you do find an application you like the look off you download it from the app store and instantly depending if you have a quick connection speed have it downloaded on to your mp3 player for you to use and appreciate. If you get some of the better apps you get updates to download to keep them fresh and full of new ideas.
You have to remember not all of the applications work and that is a risk you have to take when downloading some of them because they do not always say which will and which will not work which is a shame and then you have to remember the speakers.
I love the speakers for this MP3 player because they make a room sound like there is a vibration throughout and a solid echo of the tune you're playing. With this iPod which weighs in at 140 grams the volume is amazing and even on a lower volume control you still can hear music perfectly.
Like the iPhone the biggest problem is the scratching issues on the back so I have got a little sleeve to keep mine safe and well because when you see scratches it just makes you angry and some appear sometimes at random when you have not even used the product.
I have found that with this item you can get about 24 hours worth of music when the battery is fully charged and this is done by your USB connection to your computer so when you're loading new tunes on to your phone you can do this via the USB connection which you're updating.
You have the ability to download new song albums and releases from the Itunes you have on this player and they can download pretty fast so you are always up to date with the latest songs.
You can watch videos and have the ability to take pictures as well so all this added together means top quality and that is what you get with this phone. I have found a few issues as mentioned and I have found some things which make it stand out.
The lightweight is a problem because you do suspect at times you have lost the item but you haven't and it plays music to a high standard. I think that the volume is amazing regardless how high or low you are and the ability to go online at the same time brilliant.
I have never had such a good IPod as this with so much memory. I have had an 8GB before but I had to go for a bigger memory due to so much music but this is a great upgrade.
I have had my iPod touch for almost two years now and have only ever had one problem - the headphone connection stopped working, but I had it repaired for free as it was still under warranty.
The design of the device is great- the thin design and curved sides make it comfortable in your hand and the positions where wires are connected are places where they don't get in the way when you hold it. The touch screen is also very responsive and can tell how many finger you are using.
The major problem with the second generation iPod Touch is that some aspects of thew new software, such as multi-tasking and backgrounds do not work, and after reading about these and downloading the new software, is very annoying. The sound quality when not using headphones is also poor.
The applications which come installed in iPod are top quality and very easy to use whilst there are plenty more apps to download from the app store. This allows you to play games, listen to music, check your email, surf the web, watch videos on youtube and do many other fun things.
I would say not to get engraving in the back of the device as this significantly decreased the amount of money you would receive when selling.
Apple Ipod Touch. 3rd Generation. 32GB memory. With shiny metal back with Apple logo. Standard Applications are Voice memos, brilliant to record things you need to remember or need to revise for an exam. Youtube, notes, which is perfect for writing down your to do list, or shopping list., "Nike and ipod" which can be used with nike sensor for workout routines and to track progress etc,, Maps, to lookout where you are and find other places, stocks, to look at stock exchange etc. Can zoom in and out of pictures and websites by pinching the screen
It is a very high quality piece of kit. The touch screen is very easy to use and is really responsive, you forget its a touch screen and using it becomes second nature very quickly.
*The Music *
When music is put onto the ipod via itunes on your pc/mac, if all named right the ipod will separate it into Genreas, artists, albums, and playlists and just lists all of your songs in alphabetical order if you wish. There is the ability to shuffle songs, as was with the older ipods.
It also displays album art work.
scrolling through the music is very simple.
There are a range of applications that can be downloaded from itunes app store, there are a lot of good free ones. You can scroll scross screens looking at applications, and can be deleted straight from the ipod by holding the main button down until Xs appear on the application buttons and can delete as you like.
The ipod is able to connect to WIFI in public placed, and to a network at home.
Safari which is the browser on the ipod is easy to use, it displays the sites clearly, and lets you type URLS in easily as the keyboard that is displayed is easy to use, even with larger fingers. Whilst connected to the internet you are able to access itunes store from your ipod and add applications stright onto it without needing a computer.
Generally, nativating through the ipod is really simple, and becomes so easy very quickly. You dont have to be a boffin to use it and can become part of everyday life. Screen quality is very good and clear, looking at pictures on the ipod is better than you would expect and the zoom is very useful. The 32 GB is more than enough memory for about 100 albums, and more. If you are into your music, this mamory is adequate, however if you only listen to a few albums or the odd song, i would say that this isnt the best ipod as it would be a lot of wasted memnory, but it is always good to have it, you can fill it up with apps picture and videos!
You can put so much on this ipod, that you will never be bored, perfect for long journeys and for doing day to day tasks.
However, as you update your ipod, Apple seem to like to take away cetain functions without telling you. For example, there used to be full bluetooth on the ipod touch, [but as it was updated, apple took away the ability, and made it so the bluetooth only worked with headsets and not other devices
The iPod Touch 3G is the thrid in a series of touchscreen, portable mp3 players. Amongst many other things it can play music, surf the internet, download apps, help with daily tasks (calendar, weather forecasts etc.) and connect to iTunes and social networking sites.
I bought this back in August after seeing my brother with his and loving the slim, lightweight design and all the fun apps available. I decided to buy it then knowing that a new iPod Touch with camera was coming out and it would be far more expensive. Doing this I only spent £160 and saved a lot of money, especially since I didn't really want a camera anyway.
As I have said before, the iPod really does look great. It has a large touchscreen on the front with great resolution so you can view your photos and watch videos quite happily. Also on the front, is a 'homescreen' button. This is a small circle and when pressed it takes you away from any app you're using and back to the homescreen where you can select the apps you want to use. The back is a reflective silver with iPod branding and the memory size of your iPod. You can also get your iPod engraved with a personalised message. The back of the iPod is one of my main criticisms. Because of its surface, it scratches incredibly easily and frequently. So unless you get a case or 'skin' for your iPod, it can end up looking dreadful after only a matter of weeks. Trust me, I speak from experience. I would also recommend getting a small film that covers the iPod screen, it does not affect the screen's sensitivity or performance but it protects it from scratches etc.
The iPod is so easy to use, I've even lent it to my mum who managed to navigate it easy enough! It only has two buttons (on/off and homescreen) which makes it so simple. You can choose your most important apps and drag them to stay at the bottom of the screen so things like safari, music and mail are easily accessible. You can also organise your apps so things like games, social networking and newspapers are grouped into labelled boxes.
Being an Apple product, the music quality is superb and I cannot fault it. It is also very easy to buy music on the iPod using the iTunes app or you can sync your iPod with your computer and transfer songs that way. This allows you to also import physical CDs (remember those days?) onto the iPod and syncing literally takes a minute.
My only other criticism of the iPod Touch is the lack of built in internet. To access the internet on the iPod (which is required for so many apps) you have to have access to wifi. Unless you're at home or near to a Starbucks, this isn't really possible. It would be great if it did have built in internet because then social networking and instant updates would be more accessible on the iPod.
Overall this is a really great product that I would recommend to everyone, not just music fans and tech geeks!
I have had my iPod touch for nearing 2 years now and I use it almost every day. I use it for both leisure and for a useful tool. The apps within the app store are just amazing and the majority are amazing value. There is so much variety too, enabling me to do almost anything (from weather to games) on the go.
The touch screen is crisp and clear, with an incredibly vivid colour range. This is demonstrated by some of the apps I have. The ability to pinch to zoom in helps as this is much easier viewing an image this way than using a computer to have the same effect. With just the swipe of a finger, you can browse your music and surf the web, using the built in Wi-Fi. The wi-fi connects extremely quickly in comparison to other household gadgets and definately quicker than my computer.
The battery life of my iPod touch depends on what I use it for. Some days I use it for music, others for games and apps. The more you use it, the quicker the battery dies (as one would expect), but on standby can last for days.
I am glad I bought the 32gb version as I have over 16gb of music and there is no way I can choose the songs so it just all has to fit so the extra flexibility is a life saver. With a very easy operating system, the constant software updates leave me waiting to see what the next one does differently!
Overall, the iPod touch is a modern gadget that I use everyday and would not be without it ever. However, a friend's iPod of the same model has broken on a number of occasions, meaning he has to get Apple to replace it. They have done this with the minimum of fuss, so I have a lot of respect for them, making my impression of apple higher than it was.
With the new generation of the almight Apple iPods landing in our High Streets it's time to consider the alternatives which are the old generation iPods to save a few quid.
I own the Apple iPod Touch 32GB 3rd Generation edition and it is the only iPod I have ever owned.
First things first, the iPod, in the physical sense, is very slim (about the size of your hand) and is very attractive, with it's chrome back. The only downside of the chrome reverse is how simple it scratches, so I would always suggest a case or cover is purchased.
It's very comfortable to use and the fact the iPod only, in a sense, has one button, may be unusual to most but you soon get used to that as almost everything is done via touchscreen.
The is also a power button on the top of the device and volume controls on the side.
Apple supply you with a pair of their own headphones, which are fantastic and have a great quility of sound to them, which can be adjusted by the iPods EQ settings selection. The earphones also have a volume controller on them and a built in microphone which can be used with the voice memo function. The microphone is suprisingly good!
The touchscreen is fantastic, with spot-on precision, but as with the back, I would suggest you purchase stick on screen protectors to stop gaining plenty of scratches.
The factory built-in functions are fine, such as the calender, memo recorder, clock/alarm/stopwatch/timer, mail, photos folder, contacts folder, youtube link, stocks and shares link, google maps, weather forecast, notes, calculator and itunes link, but I feel as though Apple should, for the money you pay, provide you with more programs and maybe throw in some useful apps or games. There is obviously also the music and video folders.
The internet can also be accessed vis a wi-fi connection and the speed, if your internet is good, is extremely fast and great when you start downloading apps etc.
The internet is accessed via Apples own browser - SAFARI.
Ultimately, we all buy an iPod to listen to music and the menus for music is very clear, with easy to use menus and easily accessable options and settings. You can search the music by playlists, artists, songs and albums. Also, there is an option to search by audiobooks, compilations, composers, genres and podcasts.
There are tens of thousands of apps and games which can be downloaded for your iPod and the iPod makes a fantastic portable games device and there are some great games and very useful apps to be found.
The battery in the device is good, especially when only listening to music, but when games are played it can drain quite quickly, so you will probably find yourself charging it on a daily basis.
The screen is crystal clear and smooth and videos and images can look crystal clear.
All in all, this is a fantastic device and will serve you well as a music and games device, with an array of features and benefits, but, it's also a very expensive piece of kit and there are many, many cheaper alternatives out there and the price will always be Apples let-down, but for as long as people keep buying them, the prices will only ever go up and that is the reason for my four star rating.
I previously have used the first generation ipod, the ipod nano and the second generation ipod touch. I've found that the new third generation ipod to be much faster than the previous generation as well as the increase in the storage capacity, improved graphics and also the added feature of voice control.
Its 480 x 320 screen resolution is great and shows quite crispy films, especially when you're watchin something in the dark or a location with low light; the screen automatically adjusts its brightness level to accomodate the environment that you are in.
The ipod touch has exceptionally fast performance which can easily handle playing music and also running another application such as the safari browser.
It takes around 30 seconds for the device to turn on properly (from when the device was completely switched off), the passcode screen to appear and to start playing music.
The phone does seem to be able to upload songs from iTunes relatively fast when compared to the second generation.
After upgrading to iOS 4.0, I must say my device's performance hasn't degraded as I heard that the iphone 3g's performance degraded.
I must say that it looks exactly the same as the second generation ipod touch; the only difference between the two in design is the different etchings on the back.
It has a 3.5 mm phone jack, side volume buttons and screen lock button on top, which are all finished in silver and goes very well with the black case of the device.
The app market really does expand the use for this device, where you can listen to the radio, such as last.fm, or just play games on the device, such as football manager or need for speed.
Of course it has WiFi which enables to seemlessly surf the internet using this device.
The sound quality of the device I would have to say it is one of the best and that you are able to optimise the music that's being played to accomodate its style - so for example, you could choose to optimize the device's sound to suit RnB music and thus this increases the bass of the sound; do note you can do this through the settings page of the ipod app.
In conclusion I would have to say that this device is as good as the iphone - but of course an ipod touch is just an iphone without the 3G/Edge capability. For the price that it's being offered for (cheapest i've seen has been for £189) I would say its money well spent!
I have had my iPod touch for almost a year now and I don't think a day goes by without me using it. I love the sleek design and the user friendly format. The touch screen is amazingly responsive, making it surprisingly easy to type on and the sound and screen quality is fantastic. The apps available can be just so dam clever, and hours of fun can be had on some of the games. The new apple headphones are a work of genius, allowing you to skip through songs with one tiny click on the wire, and little touches such as being able to shake the iPod to change songs.. it's just so clever and so beautiful!
Yes, I love my iPod - but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Apple fans (which I certainly am) will often refuse to see faults in apple products, but this is certainly not without its faults. Firstly - its sleek, smooth design will have to be put in a case because it will get scratched. Easily. You can only access the internet if wifi is available in the area, unlike the iPhone. This causes frustration as so many of the (amazing) apps available will only work online. Little things like being able to shake the iPod to change songs will amaze you at first but get annoying when you walk too fast and the song changes. My advice to anyone looking at an iPod would be to seriously think about how much memory you are going to use too. The 32GB costs a lot of money, and it's a lot of songs and video.
It is a wonderful gadget and there are so many things good about iPods, but they are so much more expensive than other products on the market that you need to think to yourself - is the name really worth it?
I bought an ipod touch 32GB as my first apple product two years ago and it's still going strong. The massive memory is perfect for all my video, music and application needs. I love how this is not just a music player but also has wifi, applications and other resources I use on a day to day basis. It's very easy to use and has been faultless to date. The battery life is slowly starting to fade but the other week when I accidentally left it on for 24 hours ish it still had battery left for use, which I simply wouldn't get with anything else. The ipod has accompanied me on excessively long flights, coaches and train journies all over the world and single handedly prevented me from being bored. When I decide to get a new ipod I will most definitely be sticking with apple and most likely getting another touch. 100% reccomend.
This little box is one of the best and worth while purchases I have made in a long time. Lets start off with the build quality, the pebble design is very nice and is more attractive than a plain old black box. The backing of the Ipod does tend to get scratched and I am not sure if this is this case with all Ipod touches but when it is held landscape and a video is playing some light does seem to get through the join between the front black part of the Ipod to the silver back though as I said this could just be my specific Ipod. The touch screen a key feature and brilliant feature to it's success in my mind is really good moving pages and generally operating the Ipod with it is fluid and so easy to do that really any one can use it.
As for the reliability of the Ipod it is in my opinion very good as I have not once had a issue with it although I did have one with the included headphones but that was sorted out in ten minutes when I visited my near by apple store and so my advice on any problems would be go straight to your local apple store and if your store is any thing like mine it will be sorted out in moments.
The Ipod Touch is unbelievably easy to use and I have yet to even touch the instructions included and the menu are clear and easy to understand with no overlay complicated options. The App store and Itunes store are also clear and easy to navigate as is the browser which does a brilliant job of allowing you to fit web pages to your screen. The recently released iBooks, which if you have not heard of it is a massive virtual library were you can buy or download free books and read them on your ipod the application is very easy to use and has search and bookmark features.
The sound quality is average when using the headphones I would say in comparison to other mp3 players I have tried, this may be due to the lack of audio enchantment features mainly. The sound quality of the speakers are laugh able they really are that bad and if you plan to use them just buy a pair of external speakers.
The Wi-Fi connectivity is very good and downloads always seems to be fast, although that really depends on your router and ISP.
The battery life of it is not great if you are playing 3D games are watching videos as it will quickly run down and need charged but when listening to music or surfing the web it will last for quite a while
As for value for your money I would definitely say it is worth the money as you are getting a pocket computer, a music player, a video player and a hand-held gaming device as well. You are absolutely getting a great bargain when it comes to the app store seeing that the majority of apps are 59p or £1.09, pocket money prices.
As a video player I would recommend this as a hand-held gaming device I would recommend this as a music player maybe not so much.
This is, without a doubt, my favourite gadget which I own. I don't think a day has gone by since I was gifted it that I haven't used it for some function or another, and the ingenuity that has gone into its development means that its functions are many, many many!
The primary function is, obviously, as an MP3 player, and you couldn't find a better, more efficient, or easier to use one anywhere, Moving on from the click wheel of previous iPod models, the touch screen now catalogues all artists or songs or albums in a continuous, alphabetical list and the user simply has to scroll down with their fingers. The amazing screen resolution means that album art is much more appreciate-able on the small screen of Nano's or Classic's, and with the help of a good set of headphones (be careful with Apple headphones, they are very effective and stylish, but not so durable, check out my other review for details), the sound is just brilliant. The equaliser allows the user to change the qualities of songs as they wish, although you can do this individually for separate songs in iTunes, rather than the general setting on the iPod Touch menu. So you can increase the Bass for one song and tailor
another so that there is more emphasis on Piano than vocals.
There is a speaker function but it isn't really anything to write home about. The sound is tinny and muffled, and it raises questions as to why Apple would install such a cheap sounding, low quality speaker on such a high quality, expensive product? Chances are that the speaker function won't be getting much use, if you are playing music for more than just you to hear, best invest in a headphone splitter rather than relying too heavily on this underwhelming feature.
The screen size and high quality resolution means that watching videos like music videos or even films and TV episodes is fully enjoyable now. The huge space allows you to fit a lot of videos onto the iPod alongside your music (although videos do, clearly, take up a lot more room than music, so huge film collections will result in a loss of space for music). But the video function really is impressive, and, granted you have fully charged the iPod, will entertain the user for hours, and certainly shortens long waits or car-rides. Battery life is quite impressive, with about 20 to 25 hours of play fully charged (just music that is, videos and certain apps drain battery much faster).
The gadget has built in Wi-Fi, which is a fantastic addition and allows the user complete freedom just under their fingertips. Not only is the iTunes store now available right on your iPod, but you can surf the internet, connect to YouTube to watch an endless supply of videos, and download apps on the go. This is where the iPod gets really innovative, with its apps. Over 70,000 apps are available for you iPod, a lot of which are free, and this really what makes the iPod special. Some super-useful tools become available, such as access to maps, information on restaurants and services around you, and entertainment is available at the touch of a button. High graphic games are available, as are fun and addictive little games (My personal favourite is Doodle Jump, but it really IS addictive). The drawback of apps is how much rubbish is available, and people just eat it up! My friend constantly informs me of the amazing app she has just downloaded, and it's some ridiculous thing like "Feed your own tramp" (yes, that's a real app, which real people download) or "Pour yourself a digital pint". Whilst these are mildly entertaining for a few short seconds, it does get tiresome having to wade through the rubbish to get to the gold, but the good apps really are that, Gold. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have their own separate apps, as do market sites like Amazon and EBay, all of which are tremendously useful. OF course, apps like these depend on your connection, and if you don't have Wi-Fi installed at home, don't expect to get a connection at all unless your neighbour doesn't have internet security!
The screen is very sensitive and easy to use, and the ingenious way it can sense how you are holding your iPod, and the way its display changes accordingly, is great. It is heat sensitive, so if you have your iPod in your pockets your loose change won't change any settings by accident. The screen is a bit delicate though, and as stylish as the thin shape of the model is, I would recommend investing in a cover case. My friend was careless with hers and cracked the screen and it cost her 75 pounds just to get it repaired.
The addition of a camera on his model would have been welcome, as there is one on the iPhone so I see no reason why Apple couldn't have added one to this. They probably will update the next generation of IPod touch's, which I feel is a bit of a middle finger to us consumers but hey-ho, the iPod touch is incredible regardless.
Any music fan who owns an iPod touch will be thrilled and delighted with it, as it really is a fantastically useful music payer. Not only because of its merit as an MP3 player, the seemingly endless possibilities presented by access to the internet, and the apps and entertainment provided by the high quality screen will convince anyone that as far as portable entertainment goes, Apple is miles ahead of anyone else, even Windows, dare I say it.